28-29 Sept. “Night of the Researchers”.
Milan and Naples universities will join hands on 28 and 29 September to offer the seventh edition of the “European Night of the Researchers”, nicknamed MEETmeTONIGHT, with 60 stands and 750 researchers in Milan alone ready to tell visitors everything they always wanted to know about science and never had a chance to ask.
Milan universities Bicocca, Politecnico and Statale, in real-time connection to Naples’ Federico II will field a total of 950 young scientists presenting their discoveries in five main fields: science and technology, culture and society, environment, health, and cultural heritage. Within these fields, the accent will be on the space age, our food, sustainable water resources, personalised medicine and the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.
Open free to everybody, and with particular attention to the youngest visitors, researchers are planning to answer questions and show off their work in a series of talks, demonstrations, workshops and personal Q&A sessions in Milan’s Indro Montanelli Gardens at Porta Venezia from 10.00 to 22.00 on both Friday and Saturday.
For the occasion, Milan is offering free entrance to the civic aquarium on Viale Gladio, the Höpli planetarium on Corso Venezia 57 and the Natural History Museum next door. The activities in these locations attracted over 55,000 visitors at the last edition.
Other locations in Lombardy taking part in the initiative will be the Arengario in Monza and the five universities and research establishments in Brescia, as well as high schools in Castellanza, Cremona, Edolo, Sondrio, Lodi and Mantova.
There are detailed programmes of all the events at each location on the MEETmeTONIGHT 2018 website.